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Democrat October Surprises - an archive thread
Freeper resourcefulness | 10/02/03 | I. Will Vanquishcarville

Posted on 10/01/2003 10:30:08 PM PDT by Diddle E. Squat

The Democrats have a long and sordid history of launching last-minute cheap shot 'October Surprises' right before elections. I'm hoping that we can use this thread to develop a comprehensive list of all of their 'October Surprises', so that we can not only confront them with it each time they try this garbage, but more importantly remind and educate the general public about how this is an unscrupulous cornerstone of Democrat election strategy. Most people have no idea how much of a pattern there is of this.

Of course we have Arnold, and we remember the Bush DWI. Wasn't that also on a Wed. night before the Tuesday election? I know there were others in CA races, and 'The seriousness of the charges' against the elder Bush, but I forget the exact issues and timelines. So here's hoping some freeper memories and ingenuity(corraborating links for reviewing the details would be excellent) will turn this thread into a valuable resource, from which we can then distill a succinct 'reminder' list.


TOPICS: Activism/Chapters; Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: cheapshots; democrats; dirtytricks; octobersurprise; plamenameblamegame
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1 posted on 10/01/2003 10:30:08 PM PDT by Diddle E. Squat
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To: Miss Marple; Howlin; justshe; Alamo-Girl
'Know anyone who could assist in this compilation?' ping
2 posted on 10/01/2003 10:31:07 PM PDT by Diddle E. Squat
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To: Diddle E. Squat
BTTT and good hunting!
3 posted on 10/01/2003 10:32:26 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (Have YOU had your Logan Fix today? Hehe)
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4 posted on 10/01/2003 10:33:05 PM PDT by Support Free Republic (Your support keeps Free Republic going strong!)
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To: Diddle E. Squat
Remember the Haitian boat incident in Miami last year before the Jeb election?

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/779210/posts

Probably too tinfoilish to directly tie it to the DNC, but food for thought, and more reason to get ticked off and fight the Dems. The 2004 campaign has started, whether we like it or not.
5 posted on 10/01/2003 10:34:40 PM PDT by Diddle E. Squat
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To: Diddle E. Squat; backhoe; William McKinley; deport; kcvl; Cincinatus' Wife
We'll try these people.

6 posted on 10/01/2003 10:35:19 PM PDT by Howlin
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To: Diddle E. Squat
For Bush 41, the Special Prosecutor (Iran Contra) released his 'findings' right before the election. He had literally nothing on Bush, but smeared him anyway, and released his report to maximize the political damage.

Quite a contrast with Starr and the non-political manner he conducted himself in...

7 posted on 10/01/2003 10:35:47 PM PDT by swilhelm73
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To: Support Free Republic
Lawrence Walsh tiptoed out with an indictment of Casper Weinberger that stopped Bush Sr's momentum in 1992. The press was all over it like flies on feces. They are absolute scum.
8 posted on 10/01/2003 10:36:19 PM PDT by Luke21
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To: Diddle E. Squat
One from Missouri 2000

http://www.freerepublic.com/forum/a39f83ca44694.htm
9 posted on 10/01/2003 10:36:56 PM PDT by Diddle E. Squat
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To: Diddle E. Squat
How about the Thomas Jefferson 'Whose ya daddy' historical speculation in 1998?

http://www.freerepublic.com/forum/a363ef1dc4179.htm
10 posted on 10/01/2003 10:41:04 PM PDT by Diddle E. Squat
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To: Diddle E. Squat
Great idea! I'm too tired to work on this tonight, but I'll see what I can find tomorrow.
11 posted on 10/01/2003 10:41:25 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: Diddle E. Squat
1992 Cali Senate race Boxer v ??? forget his name.
alleged strip joint attendee...

well-timed bomb.

2000 Bush DUI story.
broke 5 days prior by a Dem with links to Gore campaign.
12 posted on 10/01/2003 10:47:01 PM PDT by WOSG (DONT PUT CALI ON CRUZ CONTROL & VOTE YES ON 54!)
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To: WOSG
Rush Limbaugh and pain killers tonight.
13 posted on 10/01/2003 10:51:10 PM PDT by Ingtar (My daddy used to say, "Conservative is a Conservative does.")
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To: WOSG
Yep, 1992 Boxer versus Bruce Herschensohn, came out the FRIDAY before the election that he had visited strip clubs(his campaign emphasized family values.)

Am still looking for a good summary source of that, google often floods the top of the search with leftist analysis links...
14 posted on 10/01/2003 10:53:14 PM PDT by Diddle E. Squat
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To: Diddle E. Squat
In 2000, there were TWO October Surprises: one involving GWB's DUI arrest 20+ years earlier, and the other involving a fake Rand Corp. education "study" of the Texas Miracle, which was nothing more than an opinion paper by a politically compromised researcher. The researcher had used the media to spin his "conclusions" early the previous spring, when he was supposedly just beginning his research. I'll try and find some articles on the subject.
15 posted on 10/01/2003 10:53:33 PM PDT by mrustow (no tag)
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To: Diddle E. Squat
INTSUM
16 posted on 10/01/2003 11:03:30 PM PDT by LiteKeeper
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To: Diddle E. Squat
I will try to find some old stories tommorrow...in the meantime..HOW CAN WE HELP TO STOP THIS????????
17 posted on 10/01/2003 11:19:02 PM PDT by joyce11111
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To: Diddle E. Squat
I don't recall the details but there was something about Simon in the 2000 (?) CA governor's race. The company his family had founded was accused of something and by the time Simon's name was cleared there had been too much mud slung to salvage his campaign.

I'm sure CA FReepers would be much more aware of this story than I am ..... hope I don't have it completely wrong.

18 posted on 10/01/2003 11:59:56 PM PDT by kayak (I support Billybob - www.ArmorforCongress.com)
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To: Dog; lysie; JeanS
Can you add to the list?
19 posted on 10/02/2003 12:01:42 AM PDT by kayak (I support Billybob - www.ArmorforCongress.com)
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Clinton was an all-around dirt bag but he got elected and reelected. Bush 41 was a war hero and a good man and he was thrown out of office by the Left and the Right.
20 posted on 10/02/2003 12:07:18 AM PDT by Consort
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